Pondering ‭- ‭I Kings‬ ‭11:38‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“Then it shall be, if you heed all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then I will be with you and build for you an enduring house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you.”

‭‭I Kings‬ ‭11:38‬ ‭NKJV‬

This verse resonated with me, so I summarized below.

First, let’s not be negligent and ignore the BIG IF.

If you…

Heed – obey God commands
Walk – in My ways, follow the true God
Do – what is right in My sight, from God’s perspective, not just what feels or seems best
Keep – My statutes and commandments…consistentcy and the long term is paramount, finish strong!

“Then I (God) will be with you”…God won’t love us any less but His presence, glory and rewards will be less, our leadership and effectiveness in achieving our goals will no doubt be less.

Yes, we are in the new covenant but we do serve the same, perfect, unchanging God. Salvation is NOT of works but any relationship requires trust, respect, love, etc and certainly the one with our Creator.

Do not these principles also apply to us?

Do we believers not have the Holy Spirit embedded in our souls?

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